Two people are dead following a crash between a truck and a car near Pukehina.
A police spokesperson confirmed the fatalities this evening.
The crash happened between Ohinepanea Road and Beach Access Road, says police.
The highway is closed and diversions are in place.
Diversions are in place as follows:
Eastbound traffic travelling on SH2 should use Pongakawa Station Road and Old Coach Road.
Westbound traffic should use Otamarakau Valley Road and Old Coach Road.
More information will be released when available and motorists are asked to avoid the area, says a police spokesperson.